The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama film noir based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. This adaptation of the novel features Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, and Audrey Totter. It was directed by Tay Garnett, with a score written by George Bassman and Erich Zeisl. Topics: Postman, Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audry Totter
imdb: Life gets complicated for a taxi driver when it's discovered that he's the spitting image of the murdered heir to a fortune. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Wallace Ford, Finis Barton, Leon Ames, Lillian Miles
Of all the big and small screen adaptations of this Edgar Allan Poe classic, this still is the one to see. Lugosi and Poe - made for each other. Topics: movie trailers, horror, Edgar Allan Poe, Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, gorilla suits
Officially, this is the first entry in the East Side Kids franchise. Made in 1940, this Monogram programmer doesn't yet have the familiar chemistry of Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan and Sammy Morrison, but it's an interesting and fun entry. I hope this new file represents an improvement over the other version available on the Archive.* * * * * * *from Wikipedia;In 1940 producer Sam Katzman, noting the financial success of other tough-kid series, made the film East Side... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: East Side Kids, Sam Katzman, Monogram Pictures, Leon Ames, Dave O'Brien, 1940, feature film
Lots of biplane action and mystery. A mysterious black biplane, with a large X painted on the fuselage and wings, is shooting other planes out of the American skies. The best fighter pilots from all over the world are invited to a mansion, brought together to team up, locate, and shoot down Pilot X. Pretty quickly, they realize that Pilot X is one of the team members; but which one? I downloaded the source file, from this site; cleaned the pop and hiss out of the audio, and here's the new... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: biplanes, dogfight, 1936, aviation, pilot x, Lona Andre, John Carroll, Leon Ames, mystery
For some unfathomable reason the Chinese want to sabotage the Panama Canal. (Considering this film's release date the producers picked the wrong yellow peril.) The plot is mostly about codes and cryptography. Leon Ames starrs as the heroic US cryptographer who saves the day. Nobody gets anywhere near Panama. Directed by Charles Lamont. Released in 1939. Complete print (minus a few missing frames). TRIVIA: First telecast May 11, 1940 on NYC's experimental station W2XBS. Topics: mysteries, adventures, espionage, cryptography, Leon Ames, Charlotte Wynters, Adrienne Ames, Weldon...
MGM's lavish wartime remake of "Grand Hotel" with a huge, good-enough cast. Is it entertaining? Yes. Is it as good as the original? No freakin' way! Partially in its cast and mostly in its screenplay it falls far short of the standards set by "Grand Hotel." TRIVIA: There is little trivia of interest other than one of the extras wears a gown originally designed for Joan Crawford in "Reunion in France." (Assuming someone actually finds this interesting.) Topics: movie trailers, dramas, Waldof-Astoria Hotel NYC, Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van...